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Coronation Street’s Bill Roache spared bankruptcy following tax threat


Ken Barlow smiling in Coronation Street

Bill Roache revealed he wants to be on the soap at 100 years old (Picture: ITV)

Coronation Street star William Roache has been spared from bankruptcy after settling his tax bill.

The 92-year-old, who has played Ken Barlow on the beloved soap for more than 60 years, was previously given 12 weeks to settle a dispute HMRC.

It was not confirmed how much the soap veteran owed the taxman, but a judge reportedly agreed to adjourn the bankruptcy petition at a hearing in March to ‘allow for the sale of property’.

At a hearing on Monday (June 10) Anam Razvi, for HMRC, requested the dismissal of the case on behalf of the tax body. Chief Insolvency and Companies Court judge Nicholas Briggs agreed and dismissed the case, court staff said.

The Sun recently claimed that the soap veteran renewed his contract for another year, after he previously revealed he wanted to still be on the soap at 100 years old.

Although Roache already holds the world record for the longest-serving TV star in a continuous role, he has another in his sights.

William has played Ken since the very first episode of Coronation Street (Picture: ITV)

Last April the star decided to go skydiving for the first time in his life in a pre-recorded segment filmed for Lorraine.

The sequence was shown with Roache opening to the camera about why he was embarking on the challenge.

Last April the star decided to go skydiving for the first time in his life in a pre-recorded segment filmed for Lorraine.

The sequence was shown with Roache opening to the camera about why he was embarking on the challenge.

Joking that he’d be jumping out of an aeroplane ‘hopefully with a parachute on’ and an instructor with him, the actor admitted that his feelings were ‘all over the place’.

‘But one dominant one is excitement,’ he added, as he was shown practising how to position his body during the skydive while lying on the floor.

He explained that he’s heard other people who have gone skydiving say that it’s ‘the best thing they’ve ever done in their life’.

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Source:: Metro

      

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